Friday, March 18, 2016

How To Get Rid Of Burn Marks And Scars at Home

Skin burning is a very bad experience.  The burns are caused when some one is exposed to hot objects, hot water, steam, intense sun radiation, electrical current, chemicals or fire.  The burns may be termed as first, second, third and fourth degree depending on the severity of the injury, which depends on the extent of the burnt area and its depth.

It is very painful and takes times to fully heal the burns. If the burns are on the face, then the colored marks, spots and patches affect the beauty of the face. Most of the time the marks left after a skin burn are not permanent and they fade away slowly over a period of time.

How much time these marks and scars lasts depends on how deep was the injury and whether the burn caused a blister or break in the skin? Deeper burns that leave long-lasting changes in pigment.

Burn marks and scars on skin
Burn marks and scars on skin
It also depends on how much the injured area exposed to the ultraviolet light which  can worsen the hyper-pigmentation and make it last longer.

What To Do When Burn Happens?

  1. Run immediately cool water (not too much cold) over the burnt area to reduce its temperature which will prevent it from burning the deep skin tissues. You could put a soft cloth in cool water, and then cover the burn portion with this cloth for a long time.
  2. Mix some turmeric powder, a natural antiseptic, in cool water and apply on the burns with a cotton ball. The water will ease the burning sensation.
  3. For minor burns, apply lavender oil to heal it with no scarring
  4. Go to the Doctor and use the recommended cream or other medicine to heal the burn.
  5. Avoid exposure of the burns to sunlight.
  6. Cotton-Ash Paste
  7. This home remedy has been in use in India for centuries to reduce pain and treat the burns.
  8. Take a piece of cotton wool white cotton cloth and burn it and collect its ash.
  9. Mix the ash with olive oil to make a paste and apply on the burnt skin to reduced the pain of burn.

8 Home Remedies For Burn Scars and Marks 

The burning of the skin often leaves a scar for short time or longer that constantly reminds you the incident. Once the burns are completely healed, start the treatment to get rid of the scars.

Try from the following effective home remedies, one at a time for scar removal. Have patience, the burn scar may take time to disappear.

1. Aloe Vera and Sandal Wood

Aloe Vera gel is considered to be one of the best remedies for the erasing of scars and spots due to burns.

Split open an Aloe Vera leaf and scoop out its pulp and apply it on the scar.  wash after 15 minutes.

Mix some sandal wood powder in the Aloe Vera pulp and mix thoroughly and apply daily for 15-20 minutes. Repeat 2 times a day regularly. The scars will slowly fade off and ultimately will vanish. This natural remedy is very effective in getting rid of the marks.

Aloe vera and sandalwood for burn marks removal
Aloe Vera and sandalwood for burn marks removal

2. Tomato or Lemon Juice

The tomato and lemon has natural bleaching and cleaning properties. If applied on the burn scars, tomato juice can lighten the burn marks. Apply 2 times daily to get rid of the burn mark in a few days.

3. Almond Oil

Massage some almond oil on the scar, 2-3 times a day to gradually reduce the scar.

4. Potato Peels

Potato peels have anti-bacterial properties that help in healing minor burns.
Peel a potato and apply them on the burnt area by wrapping them with a cloth around the area like a bandage. Repeat daily until the marks are gone.

5. Fenugreek seeds

Make a fenugreek paste by soaking the fenugreek seeds in water overnight and grinding it in the morning. Apply this paste on the burn spots. Wash with water when the paste dries fully. Repeat regularly to get rid of the scars completely.

6. Lavender Essential Oil 

Lavender oil promotes healing and reduces scarring, so apply some lavender oil on the burn marks 3-4 times daily to lighten them.

7. Other Oils

Use of olive oil, Vitamin E oil and Wheat germ oil are also recommended on the skin helps in lightening the scar. Massage any of the oils thoroughly on the affected area to get rid of burn scars faster. Apply it 2-3 times a day.

8. Medication For Burn Marks Removal

There are some medicines can that can be used to get rid of burn scars. Consult your Doctor or Dermatologist, he may prescribe you some medication be taken orally. Ask him if you can use any skin medicated patch or colloidal silver bandages to lighten the scars.
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